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This category includes books that were written for children and/or young adults and have won major awards, topped best-seller lists (top 20) and/or have have merit in a similar way.

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Anthony Horowitz
   wrote   
Ark Angel
2005. 6th book in the Alex Rider series. 2006 British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year
Anthony Horowitz
   wrote   
Eagle Strike
2003. 4th book in the Alex Rider series. No. 1 in the US Bookboard Childrens Fiction 100 list, no. 3 in the US Bookboard Teen Fiction 100 list and no.9 in the US Bookboard Crime 100 list.
Anthony Horowitz
   wrote   
Point Blank
2001. 2nd book in the Alex Rider series. A.k.a. 'Point Blanc'. No. 2 in the US Bookboard Heatseeker 100 list. No. 17 in the US Bookboard Teen Fiction 100 list.
Anthony Horowitz
   wrote   
Scorpia
2004 5th book in the Alex Rider series. 2004 & 2005 Berkshire Book Award.
Anthony Horowitz
   wrote   
Skeleton Key
2002. 3rd book in the Alex Rider series. 2003 Red House Children's Book Award.
Anthony Horowitz
   wrote   
Stormbreaker
2000. 1st book in the Alex Rider series.New York Times #1 Bestseller (children series)
Christopher Paolini
   wrote   
Eragon
1st book in the "Inheritance" trilogy about a farmboy and his dragon. Eragon was the 3rd-best-selling children's hardback book of 2003, and the 2nd-best-selling paperback of 2005. It placed on the New York Times Best Seller list for 121 weeks. Eragon was adapted into a feature film of the same name released in 2006.
Emily Rodda
   wrote   
Key to Rondo
Aurealis Awards, 2007. First book in the Rondo series.
Jacqueline Wilson
   wrote   
The Story of Tracy Beaker
Blue Peter People's Choice Award 2002. made into a tv series of the same name.
J. K. Rowling
   wrote   
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
(1999) No. 10 top selling children's hardcover book of all time as of 2000
J. K. Rowling
   wrote   
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
(2000) No. 5 top selling children's hardcover book of all time as of 2000
J. K. Rowling
   wrote   
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
1997. Carnegie Medal in Literature. No. 7 on the list of best-selling paperback children's books of all time in 2000. Aka 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'.
J. K. Rowling
   wrote   
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
(1999) No.11 top selling children's hardcover book of all time as of 2000.
Louise Fitzhugh
   wrote   
Harriet the Spy
It won the Sequoyah Book Award. It was made into a 1996 film of the same name for Nickelodeon starring Michelle Trachtenberg. It was the first film made by Nickelodeon Movies.
Madeleine L'Engle
   wrote   
A Wrinkle in Time
Won a Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. It is the first in L'Engle's series of books about the Murry and O'Keefe families.
René Goscinny
   wrote   
Asterix the Gaul
1961 Illustrated by Albert Uderzo
Roald Dahl
   wrote   
The BFG
1982
Roald Dahl
   wrote   
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
1964.
Roald Dahl
   wrote   
Fantastic Mr Fox
Roald Dahl
   wrote   
James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl is the grandfather of model Sophie Dahl. The book was first published in the USA in 1961 and in the UK in 1967.
Roald Dahl
   wrote   
The Twits
Roald Dahl
   wrote   
The Witches
Robert C. O'Brien
   wrote   
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
1972 Newbery Medal. Aka 'The Secret of NIMH'. Made into an animated film 'The Secret of NIMH' (1982). Illustrated by Zena Bernstein.
Sheila Burnford
   wrote   
The Incredible Journey
1963 Adapted into a movie by Walt Disney 'Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey' (1993).
Ursula LeGuin
   wrote   
A Wizard of Earthsea
1968


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